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From "Stefan Knorr (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FOP-2854) CreationDate in PDF metadata breaks reproducible builds
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:11:00 GMT

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Stefan Knorr commented on FOP-2854:
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We're not seeing any internal IDs change around randomly in the file however --

[https://github.com/openSUSE/daps/issues/482]

Literally, the difference is the <dc:date/> tag in the PDF, nothing else.

> CreationDate in PDF metadata breaks reproducible builds
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOP-2854
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOP-2854
>             Project: FOP
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: renderer/pdf
>    Affects Versions: 2.3
>         Environment: Debian GNU/Linux
>            Reporter: Filippo Rusconi
>            Priority: Major
>
> Greetings,
> I would like to report that the CreationDate value that is set in the PDF file changes
at each run. This is problematic because that makes it impossible to run FOP in the context
of reproducible builds (see https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds).
> Would it be possible to create an option to set that date value manually or some equivalent
solution to this problem ?
> Thank you so much for your work on FOP !
> Regards,
> Filippo



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